Committees

Executive Committee

Purpose

Establish policy and strategic goals, select and oversee paid staff, make financial decisions and ensure the long-term viability of the organization.

Members

Four officers and Immediate Past-President

Michael Hayes, ProPrint Digital.

Brian Hughes, Leisure World Pool & Hearth

Thomas Hershewe CPA

Ryan Coppess , Country Club Bank

LaDeena James, Krueger & James Insurance Agency

Richard Groves, North Kansas City Business Council

Board of Directors

Purpose

Represent the Board in day-to-day management of the organization, process and forward matters that should be brought to the Board’s attention.

Members

20 representatives of member businesses, proportioned to provide representation for major business categories

LaDeena James, Krueger & James Insurance Agency

David Lee Wells, David Lee Wells Law Office

Doug Coleman, Hunt Midwest Enterprises

Jason Crowley, INDIGEX

Thomas Hershewe, CPA

Mark Spurgeon, Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects Inc.

Michael Hayes, ProPrint Digital

Brian Hughes, Leisure World Pool & Hearth

Nick Abernathy, Info-Data Services

Paul Harrell, North Kansas City Schools

Richard Groves, North Kansas City Business Council

Richard Lanning, N. T. Realty, Inc.

Ryan Coppess, Country Club Bank

Steve Osborne, CPA,Windward Private Wealth Management Inc.

Tom Cook, Harrah’s Casino & Hotel

John Miller, Jr., Stor-Safe Warehouses and iWerx

Brooks Brown, Data Shack and liNKCity

Tim Lapinski, Helzberg Diamonds

Steve Mundell, Ingredion

Jerald Husman, North Kansas City Hospital

Ryan Tull, Rainen Companies

Budget Committee

Purpose

Develop budget for the next fiscal year to be recommended to the Board of Directors. Monitor performance of actual vs budget throughout the year to determine if adjustments are needed or corrective action recommended.

Program Committee

Purpose

Develop ideas and help implement North Kansas City Business Council programs and events including monthly membership luncheons, First Friday Coffees, Business After Hours and The Big Event.

Golf Tournament Committee

Purpose

To help plan annual Mickey Finn Scholarship Golf Tournament and to help recruit teams and sponsors.

Members

Kevin Ostby, Davis Paint Co.

Kirk Krueger, Krueger & James Insurance Agency

Rich Brull, Clayco Electric Company

Richard Groves, North Kansas City Business Council

Ryan Coppess, Country Club Bank

Tim Dolan, Edward Jones Investments

Tom Demesko, N. T. Realty, Inc.

Membership Committee

Purpose

Help organize and coordinate annual membership campaign; provide year-round attention to being aware of new businesses and recruiting them

Farmer’s Market Committee

Purpose

To help determine the appropriate direction of the Farmer’s Market and to assist in obtaining necessary resources.

Government Affairs Committee

Purpose

Gather information and make recommendations as necessary to address issues that may arise from City, County and State governments that may adversely impact North Kansas City businesses

Members

David Lee Wells, David Lee Wells Law Office

Jerald Husman , North Kansas City Hospital

Richard Lanning , Thomas James Hershewe, LLC

Young Professionals Committee

Purpose

To encourage the involvement and to help the professional development of young managers and executives of North Kansas City businesses.

Retail & Restaurants Committee

Purpose

Focus on opportunities to increase retail traffic in North Kansas City (e.g. leverage other North Kansas City events; to create new initiatives). Provide retail-related input to North Kansas City Economic Development. Recommend and implement approved retail promotion initiatives.